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Until recently, relatively little has been known as to the significance and real function of the plasma proteins. The part they play in maintaining the osmotic pressure within the vessels and in regulating the exchange of fluid between the capillaries and the tissue spaces has been established. It has long been known that the globulin of the plasma includes the various immune bodies active in combating infection, as well as the fibrinogen and the prothrombin concerned in blood coagulation. It was widely assumed that they did not enter directly into the metabolism of the body tissues generally. Their source and
C. PW. PLASMA PROTEINS. Ann Intern Med. ;14:533–536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-3-533
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